"Sunspots are like the hurricanes of the photosphere, large storms not of rain and wind, but of intense magnetic activity caused by twisting tubes of magnetic flux deep inside the sun. These tubes wind through the innards of the sun and pop out into the surface from time to time."
"Only when you do close observation can you see them. Sunspots are like magnetic fields, when iron fillings are put near a simple bar magnet on earth, the fillings show a pattern the same thing happens to the sun, this pattern is called a sunspot."
"Sunspots are like "magnetic scabs" of gas unable to be recirculated to lower, hotter levels."
"Sunspots are like solar explosions, as big as 50,000 miles across, which appear as dark blotches on the surface of the sun."
"Sunspots are like a souffle in which a burb occurs on the surface -often showing release of excess heat."
"Maybe sunspots are like islands. I read somewhere that the Sun is a huge 'sea' of hot glowing gas
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